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WHS sanction imposed in Australian first

A company that was fined for WHS contraventions, on an incident-strewn infrastructure project, has been temporarily banned from tendering for Commonwealth-funded work, in a national first.


1,222 COVID claims lodged, many for mental injuries

Safe Work Australia's latest "snapshot" of COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims shows that while a quarter of all COVID claims are for psychological issues, nearly all of the claims in one industry involve mental health.


Young worker ignored in one of many powerline incidents

In a film produced for toolbox talks and pre-shift meetings, a young worker has explained how his boss disregarded his safety concerns in the moments before they were nearly killed by a powerline. The boss was later fined for safety breaches. Some 1,500km away, regulators have issued warnings after a spate of work-related powerline incidents, including a fatality.


Structure designer failed to act on WHS complaint

An upstream WHS duty holder's failure to properly respond to safety concerns raised about a structural design resulted in a worker sustaining physical and psychological injuries, a court has found.


WHS charges deemed defective in latest road-project case

One of several PCBUs charged with WHS breaches on a notoriously troubled infrastructure project has successfully challenged the complaint, with a court finding the complaint is too defective to be saved by amendments or the provision of particulars.


Employer fined $100k; Eighty-four notices issued; more

  • Employer fined $100k after non-working riders injured;
  • Regulators issue 84 notices under ongoing blitzes; and
  • Employers must check surfaces for fragile spots.

Worker loses appeal in itchy rash discrimination case

An industrial commissioner wrongly relied on a worker's pre-employment medical report to determine whether he suffered from an impairing skin rash, but he was not subjected to discrimination when he was dismissed for putting his hands down his shorts at work, a judge has ruled.

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